Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Losing is Not an Option For Tom Stalker, Craig Evans

By Chris Glover

A fight which may have gone under the radar is the rematch between Thomas Stalker (10-1-2, 2 KOs), and Craig Evans (14-1-1, 3 KOs), for the WBO European Lightweight title this coming Saturday evening. The bout is set to take place on the the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders' attempt at relieving Andy Lee of his WBO World Middleweight title at Manchester Arena.

Stalker and Evans served up a great fight in their last encounter at the same venue in October; a bout that was Stalker's first down at lightweight in the paid ranks. 'The Captain' seemed far more effective at lightweight against Evans and many saw the fight in Thomas' favour.

Despite this judges Dave Parris and Ingo Barrabas both scored the contest a draw to the amazement of many watching on. Stalker, who produced a career best performance that evening, and his team have stated no corners have been cut again in training ahead of a fight they are fully confident of coming out victorious.

"I went into the last fight thinking losing was not an option for me," Stalker told Boxing Scene.

"I proved to myself what I can do and I am full of confidence going into Saturday night. I am expecting a better Craig Evans on Saturday night and I have trained for a better Craig Evans.

"I know there's good fights for me next year so I have trained hard for Saturday night and I know I'm going to win".

A win for Evans on Saturday will put him straight back in the British title picture and give him a world ranking with the WBO. It is a must win for both boxers.

Losing is definitely not an option for either fighter as the winner will be launched straight back into the domestic and international title pictures and the loser will have a lot of rebuilding to do.

Chris Glover is part od Boxing Scene's UK team. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGlover28

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Anthony Joshua Drops, Stops Alexander Povetkin in Seventh Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains in Manila Luke Campbell Gets Revenge, Decisions Yvan Mendy Joshua vs. Povetkin: CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie Decisions Matty Askin in Very Ugly Fight Joshua Wants To Emulate Ronaldo and Pacquiao's Longevity Lawrence Okolie vs. Matty Askin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Stats & Stakes Sergey Kuzmin Stops a Tired David Price in Four Rounds David Price vs. Sergey Kuzmin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Shakhram Giyasov Stops Laguna in Five Rounds Promoter: Joshua Knows What He Faces In Underestimated Povetkin Michael Dutchover Takes Out Berman Aguilar in Five Rounds Siesta: Upset on Joshua-Povetkin could change the boxing world Okolie Hopes To Move on To Next Level on Joshua Undercard Wilder vs. Fury, Joshua vs. Povetkin - CompuBox Final 4 Analysis Frank Warren Breaks Down Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin Takam: If Povetkin Starts Slow, He'll Get Slaughtered By Joshua Ryan Garcia: Canelo Beats Golovkin Even Easier in Third Fight Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather, Munguia, More Luke Campbell Very Confident as He Enters Mendy Rematch Bellew: Povetkin Should Be Banned, Not Getting Joshua Shot Wilder, Fury Promises Explosive Drama When They Collide Ivan Baranchyk vs. Anthony Yigit Added To Prograis-Flanagan Jermell Charlo Raises Hand To Face Floyd Mayweather in Return Jon Fernandez: We Just Had a Bad Game Plan For This Fight Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-Pacquiao - A Gem & a Pending Sham Foster Out-Boxes, Upsets Jon Fernandez in ShoBox Main Event Irvin Gonzalez Busier, Easily Beats Carlos Ramos Canelo Vows Quick Return: I Want To Fight in December Steven Ortiz Edges Wesley Ferrer By Majority Decision Misael Lopez Beats James Wilkins By Unanimous Decision Joshua: I'm The Best in The Division, No Doubt, It's Been Proven! Povetkin: I'm as Strong as Joshua, I Was Weaker With Klitschko Wilder, Fury Sign Contracts - Tour Begins on October 1 in London Luis Nery vs. Jason Conoy For WBC Silver, on October 6 Wilder-Fury Announcement Next Week; Likely 12/1, Staples Center Photos: Jayson Velez, Orlando Cruz - Ready For Puerto Rico Battle
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement